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“opera house”(20 reviews)
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Home of the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Pennsylvania Ballet and the Philly Pops.
232 S Broad St # 46, Philadelphia, PA 19102-3816
+1 215-893-1999
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Reviewed 7 August 2018

As subscribers to the BroadwayPhilly shows, we enjoy the theater season in Philadelphia every year. The Academy in itself is breathtaking and the shows offered are topnotch. Looking forward to Hamilton in 2019!

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Reviewed 2 August 2018

This is the oldest continously operated Opera House in America. Built in mid 19th century it is spectacular in its grandure and acoustics. Currently used as a mulit purpose performance venue it is a look back at oppulence form past centuries. Ones enjoyment may be...More

Thank Dreyfus01
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

The show that I took my daughter to was a wonderful show. The sound and lighting was wonderful. The biggest problem is the leg room. I'm 6'6" and didn't come close to fitting and my neighbors would have been as uncomfortable as I. The usher...More

Thank Matthew S
Reviewed 28 June 2018

Bought 6 tickets to "Aladdin" in the 4th level Ampitheater. First time at the Academy. Show was great. Seats were OK - knew we were getting "obstructed view" reasonably priced seats and it was worth the savings. Other seats might have more room as we...More

2  Thank Ken W
Reviewed 28 June 2018

I took my grandchildren here to see Aladdin. It is a beautiful building and a wonderful place to see a show. There are very little in way of snacks available for children so bring that bag of fishies to keep the little ones occupied while...More

Thank Vicky C
Reviewed 2 May 2018

The Academy is the most intimate and gorgeous venue south of New York City, the acoustics are amazing compared to The Beacon in New York City its a great way to start a date, or to continue your romance, afterwords check out the local dining...More

1  Thank chuckees1
Reviewed 30 April 2018

This is a long production, but well worth the experience. The musicality, the staging, the sets, the lighting, and the orchestra were first class, refined and beautiful. The cast earned a standing ovation from the audience and numerous shouts of "Bravo!" The academy saw its...More

Thank ricky2246
Reviewed 9 April 2018

The wife and I don't frequent Philly often deferring to NYC most times, but we had an opportunity to see Jerry Seinfeld and decided to give it a go.There is plenty of parking (paid of course) as well as numerous restaurants in the area. The...More

1  Thank Jerry R
Reviewed 4 April 2018

Many years ago, when I was in my 20's, I saw a concert at the Academy of Music. At that stage in my life, life was just one big party. It was all about having fun. I didn't take an interest in the Arts, the...More

1  Thank mtaylorp
Reviewed 20 March 2018

What a gem of a building the Academy of Music is. With the horseshoe shaped 1st 2nd, 3rd, balconies and the orchestra level with its same shaped seating area surrounding the traditional floor level, know as parquet seating, there does not appear to be a...More

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Amanda H
4 June 2018|
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Response from chuckees1 | Reviewed this property |
It's center city best way to get to the academy is by public transportation or cab.
15 December 2017|
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Response from Suzanne L | Reviewed this property |
Most shows/theatres will open the front of house an hour before the performance that means the doors to the lobby. The doors to the auditorium open about 1/2 hour before the scheduled performance unless there are technical... More
9 September 2017|
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Response from Suzanne L | Reviewed this property |
Yes...check the Kimmel Center's Website They have different events at all three venues. It looks like Operas are planned for September. More musicals like Kinky Boots start in October. Good luck, I hope you find... More